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  Firemen fight over Angus the cat
Updated 11 July 2002, 14.22
Angus the cat with firefighter Pete Dowling
A ginger tomcat is causing a row at a firestation in Merseyside.

Angus has kept the station in Birkenhead rat-free for 16 years since he was rescued from a fire and adopted by the firemen.

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But now some of them want to get rid of him because they say he's a health risk.

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He bites legs and is so old he sometimes pees on the chairs. He even fell asleep on a chopping board recently!

A spokesman said children come to the station to see the fire engines and the cat's mess was a health problem.

But other firemen there say he's part of the team. They've started a Save Angus campaign and even had t-shirts printed to try to keep him!

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